Položaji argumenata u kosim padežima u mađarskim imenskim skupinama

Translated title of the contribution: Positions for oblique case-marked arguments in hungarian noun phrases

J. Farkas, Gábor Alberti

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We argue that there are four positions open to oblique case-marked arguments within the Hungarian noun phrase structure, of which certain ones have never been mentioned in the literature while even the others have been discussed very scarcely (for different reasons, which are also pointed out in the paper). In order to formally account for these four positions and the data “legitimizing” them, we provide a new DP structure integrating the basically morphology-based Hungarian traditions with the cartographic Split-DP Hypothesis (Giusti 1996; Ihsane and Puskás 2001). We point out that, chiefly by means of the four positions for oblique case-marked arguments in Hungarian noun phrases and the operator layers based upon them, this language makes it possible for its speakers to explicitly express every possible scopal order of arguments of verbs, even if the given verbs are deeply embedded in complements of deverbal nominalizers.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)295-319
Number of pages25
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Generative syntax
  • Hungarian noun phrase
  • Oblique case-marked arguments
  • Possessive construction
  • Split-DP hypothesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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